Toyota Robot Solves Huge Robotic Problem – It Can Now Take Selfies and Wipe Tables!

Toyota Robot Solves Huge Robotic Problem – It Can Now Take Selfies and Wipe Tables!




At National Photo Selfie Day, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) showed the best way to commemorate this special occasion by having its friendly, anonymous robot not only take pictures of itself but also do household chores.


And some of these tasks include clearing the open table or moving the glass, drinking robots that are difficult to separate or process. As TRI reported in the Engadget report, “most robots are programmed to react to objects and geometry in front of them” and could not distinguish between what they see and their appearance, leaving them confused about a clear and bright space.





Toyota Robot Trained to See 3D Geometry While Finding Objects, Location


To overcome this problem, TRI said researchers have developed a new way to train robots in detecting “3D geometry of a scene while discovering objects and locations.” This sophisticated mechanism allows the robot to grasp an object in space, move it to its proper position, and disassemble, say, a glass table mirror.


The robot senses objects in its 3D geometry, thus being able to identify all kinds of infectious objects such as counters and tables. It also sees clear drinking glasses and sets them aside. All these completed events are then used as systematic data for the robot to be recreated and reused instead of collecting visual data and performing the task.


Allowing robots to understand a particular home environment “poses special challenges due to the diversity and complexity of our homes where small tasks can add major challenges,” said TRI robotic vice president Max Bajracharya. His team has been tasked with developing robot skills to help people in the elderly community, the Engadget report said.




Toyota Robot Trained To Help People, Not To Change It


The care of the elderly has always been the focus of her research, with the completion of household chores as a milestone in her progress. In an interview with TechCrunch, Bajracharya said allowing people to live in their homes longer and live independently is one of the goals of this project, especially for the elderly. He considers the growing community of older people “to have a truly interesting social and economic impact, in terms of workers.”


He said Toyota was looking at “how these people can continue to do their jobs, so that they can get fulfillment by doing their jobs or staying home longer.” He also added that the company thinks of “focusing on the individual and growing the people.”


TRI’s immediate goal is to train robots to clean and help the house, and the company has emphasized that it is not doing this to take over people’s work but to help people with their daily activities, Cnet share. That is especially true of the elderly who may need help with household chores, hobbies, or other household chores.


And then, the robot will be happy to do that for you, while taking that selfie with pleasure, of course.

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